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Here's What's on Trend in Home Design in 2019

Whether buying, selling or updating, what’s in and out matters
Posted by Anna Jotham on July 03, 2019 in  Decorating and Staging
Whether buying, selling or updating, what’s in and out matters Home design trends are ever-evolving, and it can be tough to stay on top of them. Yet as a property owner, no one wants to have the house that looks dated; it can signal a lack of care and upkeep. And that becomes even more important to consider when it’s time to sell and move into your next dream home. So what’s on trend in 2019? Let’s take a look.   Large art that makes an impression If you’ve got a gallery wall, it... read more

Five Tips for Outdoor Entertaining

Posted by Anna Jotham on June 24, 2019 in  Outdoors
Here in the River Valley, we’ve waited a long — and we mean long — time for summer, so kick it off in style next week for your 4th of July outdoor get-together. It doesn’t have to be elaborate or fussy. The point is to have fun. Our top five tips for outdoor entertaining can help. 1. Define your space. Decide where in your yard you want people to gather. If it’s a cozy few, perhaps you just want to use your deck or patio, in which case your space is already defined for you. If you... read more
We’ve all heard those horror stories about buying or selling a home: buying too high, selling too low, buying a house full of issues, financing that never materializes. Buying or selling a home can be stressful enough without any of those surprises. Following these four simple tips can help you avoid about 90 percent of the most common problems. USE AN AGENT. For most, buying or selling a home is the biggest financial transaction they’ll ever make. It just makes sense to have an expert at your side. Ag... read more

Thinking About Selling Your Home with an Online Investment Firm?

Here’s what you should know about iBuyers
Posted by Anna Jotham on June 06, 2019 in  Financing
Here’s what you should know about iBuyers If you’ve paid attention to the real estate industry at all lately, you may have noticed the increased popularity of iBuyers, or online investment firms that buy and sell properties. And they do it quickly. By leveraging algorithms, they swiftly determine the value of a property and extend an automated offer. Sounds great if you’re selling and need to move fast, right? That may be true, but there are several things you should know and understand about iBuy... read more

What's in a Price?

Posted by Anna Jotham on May 29, 2019 in  Buying and Selling
It seems like home prices are arbitrary these days, with luck playing more of a role than any other factor. How can I possibly know at what price I should list my home?One of the best ways to determine the true market value of your home is to look at how much comparable homes in your area are selling for. You’ll want homes that are similar in size and features and that have sold recently under current market conditions. Consider lot location, size and view. Consider the home’s square footage and the num... read more
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